As I have read the many posts here over the last week or so, it has lifted my spirits to hear so many brave stories.
I'm a 51 yr old male, been healthy most of my life, so the news of a 7.5-8.0 cm tumor on my kidney was quite a shock.
Even worse, the surgeon thought I already knew....until I turned pale! But, I am determined to handle this with a positive attitude.
The CT report says no sign of it in my lymph nodes, or any other organs. Doc says nephrectomy (see, there is a positive, I learned a new word LOL!) will get all of it, with 90% chance it will not return. Scheduled for surgery the day before Thanksgiving. I have the same fears, questions, and doubts as I see posted on here, but believe in the power of prayer, and have peace from God about my situation.
I hope sharing my experiences can be helpful to someone else going through this, and I plan to be known from here on out as a cancer SURVIVOR.
Thank all of you for you willingness to share. You are all in my prayers.